Judges 6:17
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New International Version
Gideon replied, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.

New Living Translation
Gideon replied, "If you are truly going to help me, show me a sign to prove that it is really the LORD speaking to me.

English Standard Version
And he said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me.

New American Standard Bible
So Gideon said to Him, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speak with me.

King James Bible
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to Him, "If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that You are speaking with me.

International Standard Version
So Gideon asked him, "Please, if I have received favor from you, then do a miracle for me that shows that you're making this promise to me.

NET Bible
Gideon said to him, "If you really are pleased with me, then give me a sign as proof that it is really you speaking with me.

New Heart English Bible
He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gideon said to him, "If you find me acceptable, give me a sign that it is really you speaking to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto him: 'If now I have found favour in thy sight, then show me a sign that it is thou that talkest with me.

New American Standard 1977
So Gideon said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Thy sight, then show me a sign that it is Thou who speakest with me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then show me a sign that thou hast spoken with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

American King James Version
And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, If now I have found favor in thy sight, then show me a sign that it is thou that talkest with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: If I have found grace before thee, give me a sign that it is thou that speakest to me,

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, shew me a sign that it is thou who talkest with me.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that it is thou that talkest with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then show me a sign that thou talkest with me.

World English Bible
He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto Him, 'If, I pray Thee, I have found grace in Thine eyes, then Thou hast done for me a sign that Thou art speaking with me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:11-24 Gideon was a man of a brave, active spirit, yet in obscurity through the times: he is here stirred up to undertake something great. It was very sure that the Lord was with him, when his Angel was with him. Gideon was weak in faith, which made it hard to reconcile the assurances of the presence of God with the distress to which Israel was brought. The Angel answered his objections. He told him to appear and act as Israel's deliverer, there needed no more. Bishop Hall says, While God calls Gideon valiant, he makes him so. God delights to advance the humble. Gideon desires to have his faith confirmed. Now, under the influences of the Spirit, we are not to expect signs before our eyes such as Gideon here desired, but must earnestly pray to God, that if we have found grace in his sight, he would show us a sign in our heart, by the powerful working of his Spirit there, The Angel turned the meat into an offering made by fire; showing that he was not a man who needed meat, but the Son of God, who was to be served and honoured by sacrifice, and who in the fulness of time was to make himself a sacrifice. Hereby a sign was given to Gideon, that he had found grace in God's sight. Ever since man has by sin exposed himself to God's wrath and curse, a message from heaven has been a terror to him, as he scarcely dares to expect good tidings thence. In this world, it is very awful to have any converse with that world of spirits to which we are so much strangers. Gideon's courage failed him. But God spoke peace to him.
Study Bible
Gideon's Offering Consumed with Fire
16But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man." 17So Gideon said to Him, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speak with me. 18"Please do not depart from here, until I come back to You, and bring out my offering and lay it before You." And He said, "I will remain until you return."…
Cross References
Judges 6:18
"Please do not depart from here, until I come back to You, and bring out my offering and lay it before You." And He said, "I will remain until you return."

Judges 6:37
behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken."

1 Kings 13:3
Then he gave a sign the same day, saying, "This is the sign which the LORD has spoken, 'Behold, the altar shall be split apart and the ashes which are on it shall be poured out.'"

Psalm 86:17
Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Isaiah 38:7
"This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He has spoken:

Isaiah 38:8
"Behold, I will cause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps." So the sun's shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

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Exodus 33:13,16 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show …

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Judges 6:36-40 And Gideon said to God, If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said…

Genesis 15:8-17 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it…

Exodus 4:1-9 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, …

2 Kings 20:8-11 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD …

Psalm 86:17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and …

Isaiah 7:11 Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, …

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